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Weekly newsmagazine published in Toronto, the leading Canadian magazine. It provides coverage of Canadian affairs and world news from a Canadian perspective. Founded by John Bayne Maclean as The Business Magazine in 1905, its large-page format presented feature articles and fiction reflecting a conservative view of Canadian life and values and developed a reputation for outstanding photography. The magazine took its current name in 1911. After experiencing losses in the 1960s, Maclean's reduced its page size and moved from biweekly to monthly circulation in the 1970s; this continued until the magazine's finances revived, and in 1978 Maclean's became Canada's first weekly newsmagazine.
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